Book Reviews

The Box in the Woods: Truly Devious, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Mature, very witty summer camp murder mystery.
By Maureen Johnson
(2021)
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All the Things We Never Knew Book Poster Image
age 13+
Intense, emotional novel about first love, family secrets.
By Liara Tamani
(2021)
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From Little Tokyo, With Love Book Poster Image
age 14+
Funny, fierce romance explores belonging, fitting in.
By Sarah Kuhn
(2021)
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Born Ready: The True Story of a Boy Named Penelope Book Poster Image
age 4+
Powerful story of affirmation of boy's gender identity.
By Jodie Patterson
(2021)
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Curse of the Forgotten City: Emblem Island, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting high-seas magical, mythical adventure.
By Alex Aster
(2021)
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An Emotion of Great Delight Book Poster Image
age 14+
Love, turmoil in emotionally intense post-9/11 teen tale.
By Tahereh Mafi
(2021)
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One Great Lie Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Moving tale of teen girl whose idol sexually harasses her.
By Deb Caletti
(2021)
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Pumpkin Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Funny, charming prom tale brims with identity positivity.
By Julie Murphy
(2021)
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Daddy & Dada Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Lovely picture book shows many ways families are made.
By Ryan Brockington, Isaac Webster
(2021)
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Misfit in Love: Saints and Misfits, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Charming romcom with a serious message about prejudice.
By S.K. Ali
(2021)
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When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit Book Poster Image
age 9+
Young WWII refugee's story told with warmth and wonder.
By Judith Kerr
(1971)
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Luck of the Titanic Book Poster Image
age 12+
Intriguing drama of doomed ship spotlights Asian experience.
By Stacey Lee
(2021)
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The Last Fallen Star: Gifted Clans, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Magical fantasy romp has awesome Korean American girl lead.
By Graci Kim
(2021)
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Midnight Train: Enchanter's Child, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Finale pulls into the station with adventure and heart.
By Angie Sage
(2021)
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Iggy Is the Hero of Everything: Iggy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Iggy digs himself into a hole lot of trouble.
By Annie Barrows
(2021)
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J.D. and the Great Barber Battle Book Poster Image
age 6+
Superb, fun, nuanced story of family, friends, Black hair.
By J. Dillard
(2021)
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Anna K Away Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Less sex and drugs in engaging, thoughtful sequel.
By Jenny Lee
(2021)
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Wish Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Lost dog and lost girl save each other in heartfelt story.
By Barbara O'Connor
(2016)
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Kate in Waiting Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Funny, breezy, diverse romcom stresses value of friendship.
By Becky Albertalli
(2021)
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The Messengers: The Greystone Secrets, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kids crack codes on coins in clever series conclusion.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2021)
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